Friday, March 20, 2020

Eastmincom creates TF to protect camp from Covid-19

Posted to the Philippine News Agency (Mar 20, 2020): Eastmincom creates TF to protect camp from Covid-19 (By Prexx Marnie Kate Trozo)

SAFETY MEASURES. Personnel of the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City check the temperature of people entering the camp. On Thursday (March 19, 2020), Maj. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command, activated the NSFA Task Force against the coronavirus disease 2019. (Photo courtesy of Eastmincom)

DAVAO CITY – The military's Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) activated on Thursday the Naval Station Felix Apolinario Task Force (NSFA-TF) to implement control measures on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Lt. Col. Ezra Balagtey, Eastmincom spokesperson, said their commander, Maj. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr., established the body to prevent the virus from spreading in the NSFA camp in Panacan here.

“The directive serves as guidelines to protect the camp and its personnel from being contaminated by the virus, which could affect the Command's full operations and other units herein,” Balagtey said in a statement on Friday.

Some of the preventive measures outlined in the guidelines are the strict screening of vehicles and personnel and their dependents inside the camp through the use of pass cards.

Likewise, individuals entering the camp will also have their temperature checked, and will be advised to practice hand washing and social distancing.

Balagtey said all military units inside the camp have also been instructed to screen and monitor all personnel to identify possible persons under monitoring or patients under investigation, who will then be advised to go into self-quarantine or seek medical treatment.

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